A week ago I drank this Cherry Barrel-Aged Old Ale from Kettle River Brewing, and enjoyed it so much I totally forgot to post it! I have really been enjoying having a creative barrel program so close to home, and I just learned today that a portion of sales from this series also goes towards preserving the Kettle River. I liked these guys already but seeing as how one of my top 5 campsites in BC is along its shores I’m even more inclined to keep drinking! Okay – back to the beer – I can’t tell you much more about the process that’s not already evident from the name. Pours dark reddish-brown with thick, creamy head. Aroma was mostly boozey with dark fruit, the cherry wasn’t distinct but definitely present. The flavour was rich and deep, with a slight caramel finish and again dark fruits as the dominant flavour. One downside was a slight metallic element to the beer, but it wasn’t detrimental to the overall experience.